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Anchor Bar

Pizza, Pub, Italian, American, Chicken Wings
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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great food

We had to visit since we were passing through. The buffalo chicken soup is a must to try! The sauce is delicious. We tried the mild and the medium.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rene' S
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great atmosphere… Menu options are plenty… The wings are absolutely the best anywhere and I have tried wings everywhere... The beef on weck is delicious!!! Great atmosphere with plenty of cool pictures... They are famous for creating wings but worth the trip for many more reasons, too... Enjoy and GO BILLS...🍗🍻🍕🏈

Thank Mark M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service at the Main Street location was mediocre. It's clear that they have a captive audience in going to the "Mecca of Buffalo Wings". Service was slow and uninspired. The airport location is even more mediocre.

Thank Robert K
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had to visit since we were passing through. The buffalo chicken soup is a must to try! The sauce is delicious. We tried the mild and the medium.

Thank Rene' S
Singapore, Singapore
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202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ambience and decoration of the bar is great.. .think if u dine at the tables its not so fantastic. Ate my wings while watching a game of the NFL Buffalos Sabres vs Dallas Stars. The wings are pretty normal but guess its just for the "must do / try "since i am in the area.

Thank EdwinLau
Gurgaon, India
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Buffalo for a wedding over the weekend so a must do was to go to where the buffalo wings were born! We were a big group of 25 so took us a little while to get seated. We hung out at the bar for a bit and enjoyed most of the drinks - the honey wheat beer,... More 

Thank Anuja B
Buffalo, New York
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being from buffalo I feel like wings here are overrated...they are good but very pricey you can go to any pizza place in the area and get the same wings for less...more of a tourist destination than anything

Thank paul l
Flower Mound, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Driving through Buffalo, we had to try some famous wings. Love this place! The bar and restraunt is filled with history about how the buffalo wings was created. The service and staff are friendly and helpful! The wings were very good. If you like good food you will not be disappointed.

Thank Andrey N
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are a sentimentalist, like me, wanting to pay tribute to the place that launched the Buffalo Wing aka Hot Wings, there is no reason to go to the Anchor Bar. That is of course, unless you are a crotchety old local kook who has been swilling Miller Lite at the bar for decades. Wings -- This is the... More 

Thank Thundergrass
New Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a jewel. First Buffalo Wings served here in 1935. Had the original & the were very plump & crispy..

Thank amadear
Windham, Connecticut
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I ate at the anchor bar in the airport I wanted to make sure I reviewed their food. Staff was amazing btw when you are taking a flight out. I got the spicy bbq and let me tell you it was amazing. The wings were crisped and the bbq definitely had a kick to it. I went to duffs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-884-4083

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pub, Italian, American, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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